The World Youth Championship that took place in Greece last month was a great showcase of the best young chess players from all around the world.
It also demonstrated the typical mistakes many young players make. While today we are going to... | Read More
In chess, ego is king. Thus one often hears a player who just lost saying, “I beat myself!”
The old “I beat myself!” is often a way to convince yourself that you could have beaten your opponent if it wasn’t for this... | Read More
The famed Soviet school of chess has produced hundreds of grandmasters and dozens of world champions. Thousands of chess coaches teach their students using "the Soviet training method."
But who can really describe what exactly was/is the So... | Read More
"We have to play by the !@#$ rules!" -- Amanda Young, Saw II.
In last week's article, we discussed a dangerous strategic concept, the saw.
So, what should you do if your opponent turns it against you? Well, as Amanda put it, you should ... | Read More
Topic for next month: Speed Chess
(Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions different from the above theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments.)
Question 1: (Submitted by War... | Read More